The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Egypt (Jardine)
84. Your 92 and 93 August 25 and 26. The Department has referred to the appropriate authorities of this Government the suggestion of the Egyptian Government that an international conference of the principal cotton producing countries be convened to consider measures for the regulation of cotton cultivation.
Pending the receipt by the Department of the views of the abovementioned authorities on this matter, the Department desires that you carefully refrain from encouraging the Egyptians to believe that this Government is in a position to give favorable consideration to the present proposals.